Chelsea closing in on Oscar deal

Oscar, Internacional forwardChelsea have completed a deal to bring Brazil international Oscar to the club, Sky Sports report.

The Internacional playmaker is widely-recognised as one of the most talented and exciting prospects to come out of the South American nation in recent years, and as such has attracted interest from leading clubs across Europe.

Tottenham and Inter were thought to be tracking the progress of the creative midfielder, but the Blues are thought to have won the race for the 20-year-old’s signature.

The Stamford Bridge outfit are revamping their squad this summer, and have already added the midfield talents of Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Kevin De Bruyne to their playing contingent.

It is believed that the Brasileiro club rejected a bid in the region of £20 million from the European champions initially, but an improved offer of £25 million has been accepted.

Oscar is set to represent Brazil at the Olympics this summer, but a move is thought to be in the process of being wrapped up before the tournament starts.

By Gareth McKnight